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After boiling 8 batches of eggs, how can I clean the build up of calcium off the bottom of the pot?

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    You could use CLR but make sure you rinse well – Huangism Mar 25 '15 at 12:46
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    BKF (Bar Keeper's Friend) is fantastic on stainless steel pots. – Nick T Mar 25 '15 at 14:56
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  1. Put some water in the pot
  2. Add vinegar or citric acid (whatever you can get your hands on more easily). (Sorry, I have no measurements, I always eyeball it. I guess up to 5% for vinegar is fine, or one or two teaspoons of citric acid depending on the pot-size...)
  3. Heat to a rolling boil... (do NOT put your head over the pot to see it it works, especially when using vinegar)
  4. After it has boiled for a minute, turn off the heat and let things cool down.
  5. Rinse the pot
  6. Enjoy the (hopefully) shiny pot :)
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    I'd add that if this does not work, you can let a mix of 30/70 vinegar/water sit in the pot for 30 minutes to an hour before scrubbing with warm water and soap. – jsanc623 Mar 25 '15 at 16:45

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